America's Cup "World Series" regattas return to SF and the Fisherman's Wharf Hostel throws a party!

What better time of year to celebrate than during San Francisco's famously warm (cross your fingers) autumn season? Well in case you needed another reason, the America's Cup "World Series" regattas are returning to the San Francisco Bay in conjunction with Fleet Week from October 2-7.

Gritty and Glamorous: Sacramento girls know how to roll

Roller derby may not be synonymous with "American pastime" but it's a growing national and international sport that's been entertaining rowdy fans for decades. Exciting and athletic, it's a contact-sport on roller skates -- and while there are no official rules about uniforms, it's become de rigeur to wear some pretty fly outfits. Players adopt intimidating pseudonyms and colorful alter-egos, adding further theatrics to this aggressive and physically jarring sport.